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Healthy Comfort Food Spread

Healthy Comfort Food

We gave you some classic, healthy comfort food recipes this week to satisfy all your cravings without ruining your health goals.

First up was a crispy Buttermilk Oven-Fried Chicken that is only 264 calories a serving.

Buttermilk Oven-Fried Chicken

 

Make this light, 30-minute Beef Stroganoff to satisfy your comfort food craving.

Beef Stroganoff

 

Crispy Baked Fish Sticks with Homemade Tartar Sauce are perfect for the entire family.

Crispy Baked Fish Sticks with Homemade Tartar Sauce

 

Crisp-Crust Chicken Potpie uses rotisserie chicken to make this recipe super easy and fast any night of the week.

Crisp-Crust Chicken Potpie

 

Turkey Meatloaf with Roasted Potatoes and Spinach is light version of the classic at 650 calories for the whole meal.

Turkey Meatloaf
Image and Recipe via Blue Apron

 

This healthy version of the southern classic Shrimp and Grits is just 236 calories per serving.

Shrimp and Grits

 

Try out this Chicken Parmesan recipe makeover from Cooking Light magazine that cuts more than 200 calories off the original.

Chicken Parmesan

 

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Sleep Awareness

Sleep Awareness Week

This week is Sleep Awareness Week, just in time for the Daylight Savings Time change, so we will be giving you tips and info about getting a healthy amount of sleep each day.

Approximately 30% of Americans suffer from some insomnia symptoms, and 10% have issues functioning during the day because of it.

37 million people regularly snore, and many who snore have sleep apnea, where they stop breathing while sleeping. Sleep apnea hurts your daytime activity and is tied to more serious health problems.

Living with Snoring

 

Try keeping a sleep diary to monitor how well you sleep. This will be especially helpful if you visit a doctor for the problem. Devices like a Fitbit also keep detailed info on your sleep patterns.

Keeping a Sleep Diary

 

Stop drinking caffeine 4 to 6 hours before bed to fall asleep more easily.

Cutting Back Caffeine for Better Sleep

 

Don’t exercise 3 hours or less before bed. Exercise wakes up your system and can make it hard to fall asleep.

Exercise and Your Bedtime

 

If you have trouble sleeping, wind down before bed with calming activities, like taking a relaxing bath or reading.

Relaxing to Sleep Better

 

Turn off devices at least an hour before you go to sleep. The light from your TV, phone, and tablet screens can mess with the hormones that help you sleep. Machines and apps that recreate sounds like rain can make noise without the light.

Turning Off Devices

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Sharing Healthy Dinners

Healthy Dinners

This week in food, we helped you stick to your resolutions with some plans for healthy dinners.

First up were Spinach and Parmesan Soufflés for Meatless Monday that make rich fine dining, but at only 163 calories.

Spinach and Parmesan Soufflés

 

Try these rich Chicken Cutlets with Mushrooms and Pearl Onions that are ready to eat in 40 minutes.

Chicken Cutlets with Mushrooms and Pearl Onions

 

Pork Tenderloin and Canneillini Beans will be a hearty winter favorite in your house, especially when it’s on the table in under 30 minutes.

Pork Tenderloin and Canneillini Beans

 

Spiced Chicken Thighs with Garlicky Rice make for a flavorful 40-minute dinner any day of the week.

Spiced Chicken Thighs with Garlicky Rice

 

Make this Sesame Albacore Tuna for a weekend meal that feels special, but is still healthy.

Sesame Albacore Tuna

 

Mustard-Molasses Flank Steak will be a hit with the whole family, and leftovers are great on a salad for you workday lunch.

Mustard-Molasses Flank Steak

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Party Food Service

Healthy Party Food

We know that the final party of the year was coming up, so this week in food we gave you light party food recipes to get a jump start on your resolutions.

First up was advice on how to build the perfect Cheese Platter.

Cheese Platter

 

Try making this people-pleasing Caramelized Onion Spread for just 98 calories for your party.

Caramelized Onion Spread

 

Watch this video for an impressive Smoked Salmon Bite appetizer tonight.

Smoked Salmon Bite

 

Try this easy Pomegranate, Pear, and Goat Cheese Crostini as an appetizer or as a snack.

Pomegranate, Pear and Goat Cheese Crostini

 

Make these Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms for a fan favorite at just 48 calories.

Pesto Stuffed Mushrooms

 

This Dark Chocolate and Cinnamon Fruit Dip seems decadent, but is actually made with Greek yogurt.

Dark Chocolate Greek Yogurt Dip for Fruit

 

Make these Spicy Shrimp Cakes with Corn and Avocado Salsa as an impressive appetizer or a light meal.

Spicy Shrimp Cakes with Corn and Avocado Salsa

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Enjoying Soups

Healthy & Hearty Soups and Stews

This week in food on social media, we gave you hearty and delicious soups and stews to keep you warm this holiday season.

First up, for Meatless Monday, we had a healthy version of an Italian classic, Chickpea Tomato Minestrone.

Chickpea Tomato Minestrone [with vegan option]

 

This light Broccoli Chicken Noodle Soup will hit the spot on chilly evenings.

Broccoli Chicken Noodle Soup

 

Craving Mexican food on a chilly night? Try curling up with this Chicken Avocado Lime Soup!

Chicken Avocado Lime Soup
Image and Recipe via Cooking Classy

 

If you’re looking for a hot, hearty meal you can throw in the crockpot and leave, try this Slow-Cooker Stout and Chicken Stew.

Slow-Cooker Stout and Chicken Stew

 

This Loaded Mashed Potato Soup gives you all the flavor of the classic, but with only 200 calories per serving.

Loaded Mashed Potato Soup

 

Light and refreshing Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup is a go-to the next time you’re sick.

Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

 

Perfect for your fall pumpkin fix or as a holiday appetizer, try this Roasted Garlic Sage Pesto Pumpkin Soup.

Roasted Garlic Sage Pesto Pumpkin Soup with Spicy Fried Pumpkin Seeds

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Making Healthy Candy for the Holidays

Healthy Candy for Halloween

This week on social media, we kicked off a food theme for the rest of October that will get you ready for Halloween. This week is with ways to have your candy, and eat it too, with healthy candy recipes.

Check out our Pinterest board Healthy Candy for even more healthy recipes.

We started off with Homemade Tootsie Rolls, which are easy and delicious!

Homemade Tootsie Rolls
Image and Recipe via A Cozy Kitchen

 

Try these healthier Homemade Peanut Butter Cups as a tasty Reese’s replacement.

Healthier, Homemade Peanut Butter Cuos
Image and Recipe via Mother Nature Network

 

Whip up these delicious Butterfingers for a healthy version of your crunchy favorite.

Homemade Butterfingers
Image and Recipe via Detoxinista

 

Most licorice is made from wheat-flour, so today we’re giving you a gluten-free Twizzlers knock-off that everyone will love.

Gluten-Free Twizzlers Knock-Off
Image and Recipe via Gluten Free on a Shoestring

 

These homemade, Light 3 Musketeers Bars are worth the extra work!

Homemade 3 Musketeers Bars

Homemade {hot-chocolate} Three Musketeer Bars

 

Update this Halloween classic with smoky-sweet Chipotle Peanut Brittle at just 133 calories.

Chipotle Peanut Brittle

 

Try making Homemade Almond Joys this Halloween for a lighter treat.

Homemade Almond Joys
Image and Recipe via Pastry Affair

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